Meg Waurick

Clinical and School Psychologist

I am a registered clinical and school psychologist with 30 years experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. I provide psycho-educational and psychological assessments, therapy and consultation services. I have a particular specialty in anxiety disorders and trauma related issues. I also provide services to children and youth with depression, learning disabilities, ADHD and executive functioning difficulties, adjustment difficulties and emotional and self-regulation difficulties.

Services Provided Cost Approx. Wait Time
Psychoeducational Assessment $2200 5-6 months
Psychological Assessment $2640 5-6 months
Therapy/Counselling $190/hour 5 months

Type and Cost of Services:

I provide preschool to older adolescent assessment, diagnosis, and therapy as well as parent and community consultation services (workshops and groups upon request).
 
The total cost of an assessment may vary because of the nature and complexity of each child/adolescent’s individual case and the amount of time required. However, my rate for an assessment is $220.00/hr and the number of billable hours will vary from 9.5-12hr. Most therapy sessions are one hour long and cost is $190.00. Community consultation service fees are negotiable.

Methods of Payment:

Debit, Visa, Mastercard, cash, or cheques are accepted.
Payment is due when the service is provided. Psychological services are not covered by OHIP but are generally covered by supplemental insurance.

How to make an appointment:

Contact reception by calling 613-228-1174, or me directly using ext. 140
Wait time varies by demand. Previous clients have priority.
Available Tues, Wed, Thurs. (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

Educational Background and Credentials

  • Member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario since 1999
  • B.Sc Honours in Psychology from McMaster University, 1985
  • M.A in Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Western Ontario, 1987
  • Additional Ph.D courses, University of Ottawa, 1998-1999

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of EMDR Canada since 2007
  • Member of International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)
  • Member of Ontario Association of Psychological Associates since 1999

Therapeutic Approach:

I adapt my therapeutic approach on a case by case basis to best fit my client, their needs and their situation. I have developed and refined my therapeutic and clinical skills to include several evidence based approaches including; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and EMDR therapy (Trauma informed therapy). When working with a youth that self-harms and has difficulty regulating their emotions, I typically use DBT and work to develop a strong rapport with my client and help facilitate improved interpersonal communication skills in my client. When working with a young child with an anxiety related disorder I use animated video’s, games, worksheets and play to provide CBT based psycho-education in a concrete manner for the child and we use step-wise experiments to facilitate improved tolerance and reduce avoidance. With young children I involve parents directly, whereas with older adolescents, I work with parents in more of a consultative manner so that they can be supportive and understanding towards their child.

Clinical Experiences:

I have 30 years experience. My early training and work was with young children at Hotel Dieu Hospital and Queen’s University in Kingston and with Children’s Mental Health in Belleville and then in Kingston; assessing young children with autism, neuro-developmental disorders and behaviour problems, and providing play therapy and counselling support to parents both in home and in the office. Later in my career, I worked for the Frontenac, Prince Edward County and Ottawa-Carleton District School Boards doing Psycho-educational assessments. I also worked several years in Children’s Mental Health in Lanark County broadening my clinical work to include adolescents and children and youth in care before moving to Ottawa 16 years ago to go into private practice at 98 Centrepointe. In addition to the experience listed above, I also have clinical experience with attachment difficulties, eating disorders and digital technology addictions.